sawtooth mountains

Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap

The Alpine Examiner May 24, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap Re-posted from 2021 Thud. Thud. Thud. You are walking through the trees near Redfish Lake. The beams of sunlight are reflecting off the water and the breeze is floating […]

A River Stone

A River Stone Tens of millions of years ago the pink granite of the Sawtooth Mountains was formed. It was lifted, eroded, broken, and shaped by forces that make mountains. Its rosy hue and granite spires have seen great change and been created through change. This rock’s journey continues. Long ago snow began to fall […]

Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths

The Alpine Examiner November 20, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths The Sawtooth Wilderness is a huge place filled with unknowns. For me, the unknown I discovered was fear. After 300 miles of hiking throughout the Sawtooth […]

Welcome to our 2022 Naturalists!

The Alpine Examiner June 12th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth Squad: Introducing Our 2022 SIHA Naturalists! The last ice has melted off Redfish Lake. Spring flowers are leafing out, and some are even blooming. The rivers and lakes are on the rise […]

A Pika Poem

The Alpine Examiner February 1, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Pika Poem An original work by 2020-21 Lead Naturalist, Hannah Fake https://discoversawtooth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Add-a-heading-1.mp4